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    Homemade Multifunctional Belt Sander Grinder


    Hi everyone ,
    I would like to share with you my little project video about how i made a belt sander/grinder at home.
    Several weeks ago i've decided to create my own Youtube channel about making tools and restoration of old things.
    I needed grinder for that job but i didn't have budjet to buy professional grinder, it costs about 3500€ at shop so i've decided to build my own grinder in my garage.

    I'm not professional but y tried to do my best.

    If you have any question feel free to ask it.

    I also want to thank the Admin of this great website for invating me to here.

    Best regards,

    Meanwhile in the Garage
    Last edited by meanwhileinthegarage; 03-26-2019 at 03:58 AM.

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    OUTSTANDING !!!!!!

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    Nice build, great video, plenty of detail, loved it

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    Very nice work!

    That machine will be very handy. A couple of questions: What did those rubber ribbed wheels come off and also why didn't you leave the wheel width the same and just use a wider belt? I would have thought that a wider belt would be better.

    Also a suggestion, get yourself an Auto darkening helmet, it will make your welding much better as well as easier especially with MMA welding and once you get one you will probably ask yourself why you didn't get one sooner. There are some fairly cheap ones around now that will still do a great job and in my opinion will be so much better than the hand held one you are using.

    Cheers.

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    Lives up to the multi functional title, very good design and build. I also enjoyed your video, well done.

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    Ed.
    Thank you for your comment.

    I will write answer for all of your questions soon.

    But what about the Auto darkening helmet you right, i'm now really asking my self why the hell i didn't bought it sooner.
    I've seen this helmet at DIY shop and bought it several days ago, so you'll see me using my new helmet in my new videos.

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    What did those rubber ribbed wheels come off and also why didn't you leave the wheel width the same and just use a wider belt? :
    Some times i make new knives and i needed grinder for it so the wheel was too large for the standard belt ( This is such a standard tape 2 × 72 in America and 50 × 200 in Europe.)
    I made this machine for standard belts which i can buy.

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    Yep, those helmets are brilliant, I spent about 40 Years welding before I finally bought one myself and kicked my self for not getting one much earlier. "We now see the light" !
    All you need now is a good MIG welder. Whilst MMA welding is fine you can't beat a MIG for speed and productivity, although having said that, Gas bottle rental is a pain.

    Over here in Australia I can get 75mm belts x 2000mm belts from various sources so that's the size I decided to make mine, although mine isn't as versatile as yours and I am about to cut mine up and rebuild it as I wasn't happy with it. I used a 5 step pulley to be able to adjust the speed without loosing torque through electronic controllers, at least I can slow mine down in case I need to use it on wood or crank it right up to do steel. Just couldn't find cheap wheels so had to make mine out of laminated ply, hence the reason I was curious as to what yours came from, yours are so much nicer.

    Cheers
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    Congratulations meanwhileinthegarage - your Multifunctional Belt Grinder is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    We see a lot of belt grinders; this is a good example of a winning one.

    Some more nice builds from this week:

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    Harbor Freight Belt/Disc Sander Improvements by Average Alex


    meanwhileinthegarage - we'll be adding your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



    You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    Nice work!

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    Thanks meanwhileinthegarage! We've added your Belt Grinder to our Grinding category,
    as well as to your builder page: meanwhileinthegarage's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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